Sri Lanka elect to bat in 2nd Test

2015-10-22 06:56
Angelo Mathews (File)

Colombo - Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against the West Indies at the P Sara Stadium in Colombo on Thursday.

Sri Lanka brought in the 20-year-old batsman Kusal Mendis in place of Lahiru Thirimanna to play his first Test match with off-spinner Dilruwan Perera replacing the fellow off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal.

A special coin with the portraits of West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers and Sri Lanka's Michael Tissera, two former greats of the two teams, was used by match referee David Boon for the toss.

The West Indies captain called "Gary" and lost the toss. The West Indies gave 23-year-old left arm spinner Jomel Warrican his Test debut, in place of Shannon Gabriel.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Janith Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilruwan Perera, Milinda Siriwardana

West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Kraig Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Kemar Roach

Umpires: Shane Fry (AUS) Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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